Matthew S. Bican
3966 Forrest Circle
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Senior Executive Summary
President / CEO
Results oriented leader with a strong track record of success in turnaround and high paced
organizations. Experienced in driving product, process, and customer service improvements while
building partnerships with key business decision makers. Talent for proactively identifying and
resolving problems – reversing negative sales trends, controlling costs, maximizing productivity,
and delivering multi-million dollar profit increases.
• Sales and Marketing Leadership
• Profitability & Cost Analysis
• Productivity Enhancement
• Project Management
• Organizational Restructuring
• Turnaround Situations
• Budgeting & Sales Forecasting
• Contract Negotiations & Relations
Lead operations and strategic direction with full responsibility for bottom line factors, including
long range planning, global product management, and software. Provide fiscal, strategic and
operational leadership to reduce indebtedness and improve operating results.
Led the company in a turnaround effort that took the company from near bankruptcy
and declining sales to profitability (sales growth of 45% or $55M).
• Gained approval from Board of Directors and executed capital expenditures
plans of $10 million per year with an average ROI of 2 years.
• Opened new marketing channels and established strategic alliances in Asia & Europe.
• Developed, communicated and educated Product Supply leaders and employees who
redesigned and implemented an upgrade product lineup for our number one product
line (70% of sales), which achieved improved customer satisfaction.
• Led a team of logistics, operational and purchasing employees who delivered 3-6% in
continuous improvement cost savings programs for 4 consecutive years.
Director of Sales, Operations
Responsible for regional and national marketing organization, including national, regional and
product managers. Directed strategy, vision and execution of business operations. Oversaw
staffing, strategic directives and training of national marketing teams.
• Conceived innovative sales strategy that increased annual company revenue by 45%.
• Achieved 3 consecutive years of increased gross revenue and franchise growth.
• Designed and initiated start up business from planning phase to full operation.
• Solely interview and negotiated contracts with vendors to achieve operational goals
and maintain profitability.